The Pickmere Stud


Press Release

26th February 2002

Matador's first foal of the new season

Matador's first foal of the new season has been born here at Pickmere - a stunning filly foal out of Seren Ella (by Westacre Concerto) owned by Mrs. S. Crow; mother and baby are doing well despite the horrible weather. Hope none of you are under water - although our fields are wet enough at least we are not prone to flooding as we know some of you are.

During 2002 the Stud will be undertaking a European Marketing campaign - this is nearly unheard of for Pony Stud in Britain and we are pleased to be in the forefront of this initiative which we hope will lead not only to increased business for the Stud but also for our clients, as European enthusiasts realise how accessible English Ponies are. With our good friends at Blue Rose Horse Transport able to ferry stock anywhere in Europe with first class care and attention we are confident that we can meet the requirement of our EU neighbours. The campaign kicks off in Germany in May.

As the first show schedules start to hit the doormat we are amazed at the number of shows which have changed from their traditional dates. It is certainly going to be a funny season showing at Derby County and Shropshire in June !!

Nevertheless we have an outstanding string of Ponies and Hacks which we are looking forward to getting out. We still have one or two vacancies for Show Production and please note that Brightwells have two major Pony sales this year both at Malvern on 3rd July and 5th September - book early if you want ponies produced for these sales !!

Pickmere Dancing Queen by Matador ex Dykebeck wild Thistle and now owned by Mrs K Langtree is to be produced by Jerome Harforth this year. Her connections have high hopes for her after a very successful series of foal shows in 2001 - she is a full sister to Super Trooper who you will find on our youngstock for sale page on the website - and don't forget that the site is now fully updated including music so why not pay us a visit.

Pickmere has thirty years' experience of show animals, during the last thirteen years the partnership of Pat Mather and John Keleher has made it one of the U.K.'s top showing studs.

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